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Subject: [Fwd: RE: Save the Date_ Caribbean Waste Management Conference 2017]
We are re-sending just in case you might have missed the previous notice, apologies for the cross-postings. I have noted the responses that I have gotten so far and will respond to queries as soon as we have finalized some matters on our end.
~ Deonne Smith (Miss)
United Nations Environment, along with the Government of Jamaica and the Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment of the Netherlands, will be convening a conference on SIDS approaches to waste management and the circular economy in Caribbean SIDS, scheduled for Tuesday July 4th to Thursday July 6th, in Kingston, Jamaica. The conference will draw people together to enable them to network and contribute to the building of an action plan for the way forward for the Caribbean. The action plan needs to be guided by the experience of people in the Caribbean and elsewhere in the world, so conference delegates are invited to contribute to the development of a "Guide to Best Practice for the Caribbean".
The Guide to Best Practice for the Caribbean is a strategy document and a call to action. The first steps to shape the document were taken at a multi-stakeholder planning workshop in September 2016 in Curacao, with focus on the Dutch Caribbean. The convenors will build on the outcomes from the Curacao meeting in 2017. The aim is to have a draft ready for delegates at the conference so that experts and civil society from the Caribbean and elsewhere can work on improving the document and agree on the way forward.
In addition, participants will help to shape a SIDS Waste Management Outlook document, also being prepared by UN Environment in partnership with the European Commission.
Everyone coming to the conference should have in mind ideas on how they or their organisations can contribute to developing an action plan for the Caribbean and be involved in the development of a SIDS driven Waste Management Outlook. Delegates should also come to learn from colleagues and sector specialists, what opportunities are available for them to play their part and ignite action in others. By the end of the conference, everyone would have been given an opportunity to promote the action plan and to indicate where and how they will help ensure that by the end of 2017 a practical Guide to Best Practice for the Caribbean is ready for promotion and sharing and which will feed into the Third United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-3).
The conference will seek to bring globally and regionally recognized speakers and draw upon individuals from different walks of life together to network and plan. Time will be allocated to ensure that effective networking takes place, that ideas are shared and contributions to best practice that can be adapted to local circumstances and cultures are made.
Discussion groups will be arranged to demonstrate successes, explore new ideas, promote activities and articulate challenges. The first day of the conference will be devoted to plenary and panel presentations. A field trip will provide exposure to local experiences and the rest of the conference will see discussion groups, networking sessions and a plenary during which the Action Plan and Guide to Best Practice for the Caribbean and the SIDS Waste Management Outlook will benefit from the contributions of stakeholders and international and national experts.
The main target audience is technical level, waste management personnel, development partners, professional associations, academia, and relevant private sector, non-governmental and government entities. Participation is by invitation only (due to limited space).
We look forward to your participation or nomination of a suitable representative. Please save the dates in your calendar. A formal invitation will follow.
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